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Old 04-06-2005, 05:00 PM
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I have wanted to start this for a wile and well here goes. This is for home made tools and equipment. This is a engine hoist that a friend of mine built back in the early 70's. I wish I had a dollar for ever thing it has picked up that was not car related.
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As you can see it was made to flip over and pull behind a car or truck. The drawl back is on a car you need the front wheels on stand to git the hoist under the front. The cool part, you can pull a 460 Ford out of a 81,4 X 4with 32's and a 3 inch lift and never take the wheels off. I know
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:48 PM
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Troadster ???

what's that little jewel in the right rear ???? 27? let's see some pics of that

john
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:37 PM
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neat idea on the hoist being able to be towed, that hot rod looks good too. thanks for the pics.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:46 PM
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Troadster ???

what's that little jewel in the right rear ???? 27? let's see some pics of that

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Just look at my avatar. Thats my old car.LOL
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:50 PM
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neat idea on the hoist being able to be towed, that hot rod looks good too. thanks for the pics.
Yes it is. It helps to be able to be towed to a friend house pick up an engine and take it to were you are installing the engine.

Come on people lets see some more neat stuff you guys,and gals have made to help out.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:31 PM
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He built it? That looks like the rental hoists that we used to rent all over California whenever we needed one. Scrape it and see if you can find some U-Haul orange under that blue. Chicom tools probably killed that market.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:19 AM
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He built it? That looks like the rental hoists that we used to rent all over California whenever we needed one. .
I remember renting those things here back in the 60's for $7.50 a day. The rental company called them "Portacranes". I still see one parked around here or there once in a while.

I used one to pull the engine & transmission out of a Sunbeam Alpine GT6 (4?). Bad overdrive unit. Took that sucker down to Overseas Motors 3 times before the 3rd mechanic went through it & discovered what was wrong - missing "sprague & lockring"; somebody had cannbalized it, re-assembled it and sold it - to the guy who sold it to me, dirt cheap, thank God. I finally got it running & found that the mains were bad, low oil pressure after warmup. And guess what? The end mains were cast into the block or something, no inserts. I sold it to some other sucker for re-moveable hardtops. Dirt cheap.
And that was my lesson in the Rootes Group automobiles. Cute as tackit's puppies, not worth a bucket of warm kitty litter.

But the Portacrane was a good unit.
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Old 04-07-2005, 03:19 AM
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Here is my low buck motorized cutting torch:
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:04 AM
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Hi Troadster, here is a project my granddaughter and I did a couple years ago. Every home / hobby shop should have one. It has a 24-foot span, and 40-foot travel. The span beam was made out of a spreader beam. It’s 14” x74-pound wide flange with a ripped 12” I-beam for the trolleys to run on. The main rails are 12” x 31.8
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:05 AM
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The truck beams are 6” x 17.5-pound beams.
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